Roses fall into three categories: those used for their beautiful cut flowers, those used as landscape spectaculars, and those which can serve both purposes. See our printable care guide for more info.
Planting: Select a sunny location —morning sun is a must to minimize diseases. Plant roses no closer than 3-feet apart to provide proper air circulation.
Pruning: Invest in quality pruners — avoid anvil pruners. Remove “suckers” from below the graft union and canes exhibiting disease symptoms whenever they are present.
Major pruning should be performed between mid-December and mid-January. A second, lighter pruning should be done in late July or early August to remove any visible evidence of summer stress.